For the longest time (about a decade), I've had this 101 Squadron Web site. Now, I have a book.


To buy a copy:

My supply is sold out, but you can buy it online.

In the US: Squadron

In the UK: Ian Allan Publishing

In France: La maison du livre aviation

Avia S-199 in Israeli Air Force Service: 1948-1950

By Alex Yofe and Lawrence Nyveen (All the art and most of the photos are his; all the text, including captions, is mine.)

White Crow Publications (2007)
ISBN 0-9774627-1-4
Format: Softbound, 96 pages
Size: 21.5 cm x 28 cm (8.5" x 11")

The book covers the history of the Avia S-199 in the Israeli Air Force with great detail devoted to the technical aspects and operational service. Along with the superbly crafted, stone-cold accurate text, you get 212 photos - many never before published - and eight pages of color artwork (36 color profiles in total).

The book's chapters:

• The Avia S-199
• Israeli Purchase, Training, and Transport
• First Strike to First Truce
• The Move North
• A Second Batch of S-199s
• The Ten-Day War
• A Month at Maabarot
• Rest, Reconnaisance, and Spitfires
• Operation Yoav
• A Return South
• The S-199 Fades Away
• Retirement
• Colors/Marks
• Individual Histories